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Choosing your undergraduate languages course at Bath

Explore our languages degrees to find the best one for you. Our courses combine the study of languages with subjects like international management and politics.

A languages degree to match your ambitions

Compare our courses and find out what makes each one unique. They all aim to prepare you for a range of careers, as well as postgraduate study that could lead to academic research or teaching.

BSc (Hons) International Management and Modern Languages

  • Develop the skills and knowledge needed to work in international business environments
  • Combine the study of fundamental areas of business management – such as marketing, accounting and finance, and economics – with French, German or Spanish
  • Future career opportunities include: national, European and international businesses, banking and finance, and media

BA (Hons) International Politics and Modern Languages

  • Study global social, political and cultural challenges and develop fluency in another language
  • Choose from French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Russian or Spanish
  • Future career opportunities include: national, European and international organisations, banking and finance, and media

BA (Hons) Modern Languages

  • Become fluent in two languages and learn about the cultures, societies, history and politics of the primary countries in which they’re used
  • Choose from French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Russian or Spanish
  • Future career opportunities include: translator, interpreter, government (home and EU), diplomacy, multi-national businesses, media and journalism, and public and private sector organisations

Why pick Bath for languages?

We are known for excellence in teaching and research, and outstanding graduate prospects. Our degrees are designed to give you the skills that can open up a wide range of career opportunities.

Enhance your experience and language skills by working or studying abroad

Spending time in a country that uses your chosen language(s) is a fundamental part of our languages degrees.

It allows you to immerse yourself in day-to-day situations and conversations, which can help you to achieve fluency and develop your cultural awareness.

During Year 3, you will do one, or a combination, of 1:

  • a professional placement
  • studying abroad
  • teaching English as a language assistant in a school or college 2

All of these options give you the chance to gain experience, both professionally and personally, which can help to improve your CV.

Find out more about working and studying abroad
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Study in a safe, student-friendly city

Our campus is situated just on the edge of what is affectionately known as one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. Bath is also the 2nd safest university town or city in England and Wales.

You’ll be surrounded by beautiful Georgian buildings and Roman history, as well as a thriving café culture with plenty of restaurants. There's also a great range of shops, music venues, museums, and a huge number of festivals planned throughout the year.

Most of Bath's key locations are in walking distance of the city centre. You can travel between the city and the campus easily by foot, bike, car, or bus.

Local transport links mean you'll be:

  • 80 minutes from London and its international airports
  • 15 minutes from Bristol
  • 2 hours from Birmingham
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  1. Placement and teaching abroad opportunities can’t be guaranteed, and exact study abroad/International Academic Exchange locations may vary from year-to-year. However, you will receive tailored support from the University and benefit from our established relationships with placement providers (some of which work exclusively with the University of Bath to offer placements) and partner institutions.  

  2. Language assistantship roles are limited to students studying BSc (Hons) Modern Languages, or BSc (Hons) International Politics and Modern Languages